Last edited 26 May 2022

Conservation articles and news

Bristol Harbourside landmark Canons House gets GII listing

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Canons House, a landmark building on Bristol Harbourside, has been awarded Grade II (GII) listed status having been built as a regional headquarters for Lloyds Bank between 1988 and 1991 (Arup)

BRE/BEIS project to modernise home energy rating scheme

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The Building Research Establishment (BRE) has announced a new project with the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) to improve and modernise the home energy rating scheme used to measure the energy and environmental performance of UK homes.

Interdisciplinary IHBC accreditation recognised by CSCS for PQP Cards


Sector lead the Construction Skills Certification Scheme (CSCS) has recognised the IHBC’s professional accreditation and support (CPD etc.) in awarding its PQP (Professionally Qualified Person) cards.

IHBC Heritage Marketplace provides learning-led virtual engagement


The IHBC’s 2022 Aberdeen School Heritage MarketPlace (4.30-7.30PM, 15 June) is designed to extend the scope of a traditional IHBC School exhibition floor.

Unearthing the history of Gloucester’s 'the Fleece' Hotel starts

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Work to repair a fire-hit medieval hotel in Gloucester is underway as crews have started work to strip back some of the modern trappings and reveal the historic framework.

Booking Open for IHBC Annual School: Aberdeen, 16-18 June 2022

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Options for in-person and virtual delegates to explore ‘heritage on the edge’ across up to 4 days of IHBC engagement & learning.

European Heritage Heads Forum statement on Ukraine

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The Secretariat to the European Heritage Heads Forum has has coordinated its declaration of solidarity and support for Ukraine’s cultural heritage institutions.

Welcome to #IHBC25 – 25 years since we turned professional


2022 will see the IHBC mark a quarter of a century since our incorporation as a professional body supporting and accrediting built and historic environment conservation specialists. We’re kick-starting it by inviting your ideas on how to mark this special year!

IHBC launches new Guidance Note on ‘Design sources for historic building conservation'

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The IHBC’s latest Guidance Note adds to the institute’s open-access, online practitioner’s Toolbox.

IHBC at COP26 - Conserving our Places Conserves our Planet - Podcast


The IHBC seeks to raise awareness and understanding of how building conservation philosophy and practice contributes towards meeting the challenge of climate change.

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